Perhaps your heritage gives your recipes an edge, or you are reinventing sausage recipes your great-dad used to make but now with a twist. Maybe you have discovered a niche and are working on recipes of your own with dietary restrictions. Whatever it is, you are now thinking about the possibility of starting your own sausage business from home. Many people love the thought of doing something they enjoy and earning a living from it. With home food businesses, often people can feel they don’t have any professional experience or training, and it can be hard to know where to start. Today there are very successful butcheries who are franchises in South Africa from starting a little sausage station from home, why not you?

More and more people have turned to making their own sausage at home. Starting up your home sausage business can be a daunting one but at the same time an exciting one. You don’t need to have a business degree or have work experience, all you need is passion and the love for preparing food.

So where do you start?

Step 1: Have a recipe that you have tested and tested. There are many recipes on the internet, but there is no better feeling when standing at a braai and you have the bragging rights that this is your very own recipe. Your friend can be your best critics or your biggest fans, besides, you need them as clients.

Step 2: Purchase the equipment – at CaterWize we have sausage fillers which come in various volumetric sizes to fit your demands and they are also equipped with 3 nozzles to prepare the different size sausage.

Step 3: Find yourself a reliable supplier for both the casings and the meat. Ensure you negotiate a fee that he can fix for you for at least a year or to allow you to purchase on a 30-day credit. You are starting up, so you need to be profitable from the get-go.

 Step 4: A Profitability plan – meat is expensive and you never want to have to waste. You need to understand all your costings and ensure that you have a selling price which is affordable to the man on the street. You will need to have a competitive edge with the local stores, so do your research and understand what you up against. Just a tip, never sell yourself short, qualify product cost money and that is what you will be selling.

If you would like to find out more on how CaterWize can provide you with advice on sausage fillers, speak to CaterWize today to find out more about our products and services we can offer you.